[virt-tools-list] virt-manager tries to create the default storage pool automatically

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 7 23:44:49 UTC 2010

I'm currently implementing the libvirt ESX storage driver and use
virt-manager as a testing tool.

I noticed that virt-manager automatically checks if there is a storage
pool named 'default'. If there isn't it tries to create a
directory-based storage pool named 'default' with target
/var/lib/libvirt/images. This currently fails, because the ESX storage
driver doesn't support pool creation yet. Even when it would support
pool creation now, creating a directory-based storage pool with target
/var/lib/libvirt/images might only work with a Linux-based GSX server
and will fail with an ESX server in general.

Automatic pool creation might be a good idea in the common use case of
virt-manager in order to improve user convenience, but in general I
think this automatism is too generic.


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